New Alternative for Canadian RNs Applying for License in New York State

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has an alternative process for reviewing RN license applications, which does not require verification through CGFNS International Inc. If you recently earned a BN, BSN, or BScN degree from a Canadian University, you may qualify to apply for an RN license using this process.

To qualify for NYSED’s Streamlined Process, you must have a BN, BSN, or BScN degree that was granted after January 1, 2015 by a university located in a Canadian province (except Quebec).

  • Your BN, BSN, or BScN degree program must be recognized by a Canadian province (other than Quebec) as qualifying you to practice as an RN in the province.
  • Your BN, BSN, or BScN degree program must be Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing accredited.
  • Your BN, BSN, or BScN degree program must have a unique Canadian Program Code issued by the National Council of State Boards for Nursing (NCSBN). NCSBN’s website has a list of Canadian Program Codes for qualifying Canadian BN/BSN programs. Visit: www.vue.com/nclex.

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